HEE Midlands and East
The Educational Supervisor: I gained my undergraduate qualification in 2000 from the University of Birmingham. Following my vocational training year, I gained many years experience working within the general dental setting in both the NHS and Private sector. Since 2010, I have been a practice owner at Sixteen A Dental Care and have been a clinical supervisor at the practice since 2011. I understand the challenges faced and clinical support required by FDs throughout the year and look forward to my role as an Educational Supervisor this year. I enjoy all aspects of dentistry but have a particular interest in Paediatric dentistry and treating anxious patients .
Outside of the dental setting, I enjoy reading, skiing and spending quality time with my young boys.
The Practice: Sixteen A Dental Care is a busy mixed NHS and Private family practice with four dental surgeries. We have five dentists who all work part-time, two receptionists, five dental nurses and a practice manager. We offer all types of treatment within the practice and have a long-established respected reputation within the local community that we strive to uphold. There is plenty of off-street parking and we are located in the town centre. Each of the dentists within the practice displays interests in different areas and together we exhibit a wide range of skills.
The Area: Swadlincote is the main town in the district of South Derbyshire. The population of Swadlincote and its surrounding villages is approximately 33,000. Swadlincote is a vibrant modern town at the heart of The National Forest. The surrounding countryside gives ample opportunity to enjoy numerous outdoor activities such as mountain-biking and horse riding. Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester and Derby are all commutable within 25-40 minutes, previous FDs have either lived locally or stayed within one of the major cities above.
Other Points of Interest: My aim is to provide the FD with a relaxed learning environment, free of pressure to meet targets, and the opportunity to work closely with well-trained staff and friendly patients. We have a lot of new patient enquiries and a book of existing patients so there will be no shortage of patients with a wide range of dental needs, enabling the FD to gain a high level of experience and confidence in treatment throughout the Foundation Year.